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Gender: M Meaning of Clark: "scribe, secretary, cleric, scholar, clerk" Origin of Clark: English Clark's Popularity in 2013: #456

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Clark seemed to have been "Gone with the Wind," but parents looking for a short, strong boy's name are now beginning to appreciate its cool combination of Gable charm with Superman power.

Clark, now ranking Number 456, has been steadily on the popularity list--it was 176 in 1881 and well used in the 1940s and 50s, and is now on another upswing.

Long-term Hollywood heartthrob Clark Gable was born William Clark--his middle name was the maiden name of his maternal grandmother.

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Famous People Named Clark

Clark Gable, American actor
Clark Gregg, American actor
Clark Harris, American football player
Clark Haggans, American football player
Clark Gilmer, female contestant/model on "America's Next Top Model"
Clark Otis Marsden, son of actor Jason Marsden

Pop Culture References for the Name Clark

Clark Kent, the mild mannered reporter disguise of Superman
Clark Edison, intern on American TV show "Bones"
Clark Griswold, patriarch of the Griswold family in the "National Lampoon's Vacation" movies
Clark Salinger, from the TV series "Ed"

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